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Welcome to Orca Youth Rugby

At Orca Youth Rugby everyone is welcome. Designed to develop both beginners and experienced players of all skill levels, we train boys and girls ages 8 to 18 (high school) to play one of the most challenging and enjoyable sports in the world: RUGBY! Rugby has a place for all body types: small and fast, big and strong, tall or short. Although rugby is wildly popular around the world, relatively few people in the U.S. are familiar with rugby, so we start from the beginning so everyone can learn. Even though it looks like chaos to begin with, after a few weeks of practice and a game or two, even beginners “get it” and have a lot of fun!

Orca Youth Rugby exists to serve the youth of Ventura County.  Players come from all over Ventura County including  Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Somis, Port Hueneme, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Moorpark and Simi Valley.  All youth are welcome.


A local rising star in the world of Girls Rugby has been invited to join a Southern California powerhouse team, as they pursue the National Championship.

Bianca Curtis, a freshman at Adolfo Camarillo High School, who has been playing Rugby with Ventura-county based Orca Youth Rugby since she was 9 years old. She so impressed the players and coaches at Long Beach’s Belmont Shore Rugby Club with her skills and work-ethic, that they have invited her to join their roster for the Girls Under-16 team, as they go to the 19th Annual HS Girls Rugby National Invitational Championships, at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on May 18, 2018.

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Ventura Outlaws Golf Tournament

Fancy a game of golf? The Ventura Outlaws are holding their first golf tournament on 25th May at the Stirling Hills golf course – have the fun, win some prizes and help raise some money for the Orca’s!

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Interested in playing?

Simply come along to one of our practices or games and see what rugby is about. Check out what we do and ask one of our coaches or other parents there about playing rugby – they will be more than happy to talk to you about the Orca’s and the game of rugby.

Orca has teams for kids from age 5 through high school. Players are divided into Under-18 (U18) Boys, U18 Girls, U16 Boys, U15 Girls, U14 Boys, U12 coed, U10 coed and U8 coed teams.

Age eligibility is determined by the athlete's age on the previous August 31st.  For example, for the 2016/2017 season, an athlete must have been 11 or younger on August 31, 2016, to play for the U12 team.


Practice location through remainder of the 2017/18 season:

Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6 - 8pm

Practice starts promptly at 6pm and during wet weather periods please check the status of the field (below) to make sure the field is open.

2018 Schedule

The 2018 schedule is posted in the club calendar located on the Schedule & Locations page and shown in the pdf below.  Game day schedules/opponents can change so please check back often.

A special thank you to our Corporate Sponsors

Sponsored by Amgen


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Many of our coaches and player's families have links to Amgen and this local company graciously supports our efforts to develop healthy and balanced young people.

Sponsored by Gold Coast Health Plan

Gold Coast Health Plan

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This local and thoughtful health care services provider, Gold Coast Health Plan, helps Orca keep the young people of Ventura County fit and active for a healthier adulthood.